Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

second-hand

adjective
     
second-hand , sec‧ond‧hand
1 second-hand things are not new when you get them, because they were owned by someone else before you:
second-hand clothes
a second-hand car
secondhand store/shop etc (=a shop that sells second-hand things)
2 second-hand information or knowledge is told to you by someone who is not the person who originally said it - used to show disapproval [≠ first-hand]
second-hand reports/accounts
second-hand accounts of mass killings

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary